The History Of Belly Rings

A little bellylicious trivia! xx Enjoy.

Belly rings are one of the most popular forms of body piercing jewellery. Very popular in modern western culture belly rings come in many styles and are worn across an entire spectrum from teenage girls to even grandmothers and the occasional male. Yes that's right boys!

Although the vast majority of people who choose to adorn their navel with a belly ring at the present are female, and most are designed to appeal to the female customer, this was not always the case. There is ample evidence that navel piercing has been practiced in various forms by both sexes since ancient times throughout the world (who knew).

The Royal Origins Of Navel Piercing

Navel piercing may have been practiced in Egypt, but it's history is disputed. One commonly told story tells us that not only were the earliest wearers of belly button rings male, historical evidence suggests that the belly ring was given special royal status in ancient Egypt and was a mark of royalty reserved only for the Pharaoh.

Apparently the piercing of a navel and wearing belly jewellery by anyone other than the reigning Pharaoh was punishable by death, luckily today wearing a belly button ring is a more than pleasurable experience.


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